An “internationally important” Highland beauty spot could be harmed by plans to remove 120,000 tonnes of timber from nearby woodland, the Scottish Government's wildlife agency has warned.
Landowners have been urged to remove locked gates and a fence on paths at Loch Na Bo Estate, near Lhanbryde, by Moray Council and others. The Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society (ScotWays) and walking charity, Ramblers Scotland, said the estate had “ignored” its duty to ensure access rights.
The former leader of Highland Council has accused a wealthy landowner of breaching outdoor access legislation by locking gates on walking routes, used for generations.
The Scottish Government should ban private firms from auditing local authorities’ accounts as their involvement is an obstacle to transparency and democracy, claims a new report.
Scotland’s public land is being sold off to housing developers building luxury homes and sidelining local people, The Ferret can reveal.
NHS Tayside stalls community plans for abandoned infirmary
Scotland’s Rural College criticised for preventing future generations from developing agricultural skills by selling off a key Ayrshire campus.
Council and police must offer increased support to Fortune tenants and neighbours, say campaigners.
The Ministry of Defence is having a “devastating impact on communities” by selling off land that could be used for housing, according to one of the largest trade unions in Britain.